Any Colon Jokes, So
Don't Look For Them
Even I have some standards.
Instead, I bring you Colons and Semicolons, of the Punctuating Type only. Today, we review:
Semicolons with Clauses
1. When there are no conjunctions separating the clauses.
Incorrect: I like you, John likes you, too.
Correct: I like you; John likes you, too.
Correct: I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live.--Galatians 2:20.
(Nevertheless is a conjunctive adverb.)
Correct: Hector was a Trojan; Achilles, on the other hand, was an Achaean.
3. When the clauses themselves contain commas.Incorrect: He wears shoes with kilties, a leather fringe, but I prefer penny loafers myself.
(Since clause already has comma, semicolon separating the clauses is needed to make sentence clear.)
Correct: He wears shoes with kilties, a leather fringe; but I prefer penny loafers myself.